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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 19, 2009 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Recovery set list so far

Hey all...

Been away for a while having some long overdue work done on the old hip-bone, which had gone arthritic and awry well before its time. The Good news: Operation successful! Still among the living! More good news: One week out, so far the pain is bearable and PT is going grand. Still more good news: They send you home with meds! Some are standard pain blockers, others float you along a little bit more, if you know what I mean say no more, say no more! (Bad news: those same pain meds slow down your insides to the point where the train is ready to leave the station, fully loaded, but is severely delayed getting off the tracks. Less said the better.)

anyhoo, in between PT exercises, meds, and icing, I've been putting together a fine Dead Recovery Playlist and would love suggestions for adding on more, along the lines of what you see here (obviously, I'm going for a far more mellow, elongated jam mode than a blaze of Donteases or Truckins here):

1. Dark Star (10/25/69)
2. Crazy Fingers (12/31/76)
3. Birdsong (6/22/73)
4. Eyes (3/29/90)
5. Here Comes Sunshine (12/6/73)
6. Scarlet>Fire (5/13/77)


any and all suggestions welcome and feel free to include diff. versions of some of these same tunes.

Thanks and i hope to up and running faster than a speeding bullet on my new bionics any day now...maybe...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 19, 2009 1:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

Grendel - very best wishes for a speedy recovery!

How about the epic Rotterdam Dark Star?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-05-11.sbd.ashley-bertha.7364.sbefail.shnf

Or Jerry's quiet certainty and total control in this Scarlet/Fire transition:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-04-23.sbd.jerugim.1827.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 19, 2009 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

Good luck with recovery. Lots of ice!!

Three from '74

Uncle John's Band and/or Eyes from this one.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-09-18.sbd.miller.20675.shnf

WRS>LIG
http://www.archive.org/details/gd74-02-23.sbd.bertha-ashley.26362.sbeok.shnf

The Jam>Ship of Fools that opens the second set of this beast.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd74-06-23.sbd.cribbs.16780.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Nov 19, 2009 1:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

Don't have much use for the 80's but when I got out of the hospital last year the Visions of johanna from 3/19/86 proved quite soothing.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Nov 19, 2009 3:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

Can't go wrong with this China > Rider

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-02-24.sbd.sssb-sbe-fix.sirmick.21370.sbeok.shnf

Pure Jerry bliss during the transition, would probably go well with the more "float along" types.

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Nov 19, 2009 5:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

Good luck balancing the unrestrained joys of a toddler (or her tantrums) with your recovery from surgery.

When I asked a similar question last month, someone here pointed me at this fascinating site:
http://gratefuldeadprojects.com/
and its best performances lists (use the drop-down at the bottom). Great fun plucking the blossoms there.

Meanwhile, I strongly suggest

Comes A Time > Jam > Drums > Other One Jam > Eyes Of The World > Other One >

at http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-07-17.mtx.chappell-bertrando.91827.sbeok.flac16

The Comes a Time, in particular, is exquisite. Involuntary smiles will rise up and float through your consciousness even without the meds.

:-)

PS: On second thought, watch out for that Other One. Lots of dissonance in a minor key stretched through the middle. Might want to skip to the Eyes...

This post was modified by Dhamma1 on 2009-11-20 01:30:41

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 19, 2009 5:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

thanx for the warning....always glad to welcome a sweet Comes a Time...I added 5/9/77 to the list as well.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 19, 2009 5:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grendel: READ THIS!

Ah, another man after my old bones...know the feeling...along with DIAP, and Mando, we have the orthopedic specialists covered hereabouts.

No one mentioned a 68 show? Hmmmm...well, knowing your interests, how about my seconds for that 6-17-75 show above? Great CFingers and PeggyO? You can go with the AUD, and listen carefully for my yelling and whooping in the background...the pain meds will make it even more surreal.

And as for the "train station" metaphor, as DIAP and I discussed at length, I have a few words of wisdom: ample supply of Senakot. Go up to the full DOSAGE, my friend, FULL dosage. EVERY day. Studies have been done--there is no downside to this for a few weeks.

It will have you right in no time.

Seriously. This is the best advice you will get here today.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 20, 2009 6:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grendel: READ THIS!

Hey Tell!

Right you are!!! The hospital never suggested this but another friend who'd had knee surgery and went thru this did, and it HAS been as good as advertised! I make sure to take a couple each day and so far it's done wonders...

Basically, the Great North central is on its way, traveling perhaps not quite as fast as I'd like, but finally it's one big party from front to end!!!

(Wow--I just managed to turn one of my favorite Dead lyrics into a disgusting metaphor. Apologies all around ;-)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 20, 2009 7:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grendel: READ THIS!

And who says the Forum doesn't provide for those in need? Be it medical advice, social commentary, WWII history and Prime Ministerial anecdotes, off color jokes, or just someone being around to let you know you're not alone, it just might not be the "friendliest place on the internet", but it is certainly in the running for the most educational and entertaining...

Hang in there with it all, G!

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 19, 2009 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

GC -

Best wishes for a speedy recovery - or at least as fast as you are supposed to recover.

Morning Dew - 5/8/77
Days Between, Brokedown - 12/19/94
All of Dream Bowl - 2/22/69 (Dark Star and Mountains of the Moon should get through your mellow filter)

Keep us posted on your recovery.

I'm taking my new knee up on the Appalachian Trail this weekend at Big Meadows on Afton Mountain in the Shenandoahs tomorrow through Sunday for some much needed decompression.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 20, 2009 8:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

More somewhat unheralded greatness for your list.. A very cathartic little suite and one of my personal faves.

3/26/73 - Baltimore Civic Center

He's Gone-> Truckin'-> Weather Report Suite Prelude-> Wharf Rat-> Me And Bobby McGee

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-03-26.sbd.miller-ashley.1373.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 20, 2009 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

No idea how this show escaped me previous...WRSPrelude>WharfRat?????? fantastic. Thanx!

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Nov 19, 2009 5:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

Glad to hear the surgery was a success and things are progressing well!!

If it is slow and mellow that you want...
How about a sweet '75 Peggy-O?????
http://www.archive.org/details/gd75-06-17.bertrando.unknown.233.sbeok.shnf

Or anything from this fine mellow show from '76..
Very nice Mission In The Rain!!!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-06-29.sbd.parrillo.1812.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: DianaW Date: Nov 19, 2009 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

This has a very mellow Friend of the Devil.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-09-03.aud.stiegler.91230.sbeok.flac16

I'm partial to this They Love Each Other, too.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 20, 2009 6:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

Ah, yes! One of my fave '77 shows, and available as a Dix Pix if i'm not mistaken...will cue it up today!

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Nov 19, 2009 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

Good luck man.
I have had four total hip replacements in the last two years, the last being a little over a month ago.
Watch those pain meds - they're fun, but the side affects can be weird.
Hope all goes well during your recovery. Listen to the physical therapist and try to begin an exercise regimin of your own. It takes a good 4-5 weeks to get back on your feet, but your body will be recovering for a good year.
Be patient!!!
All good things in all good time.

Feel free to contact me offlist - I think you still have my email?!?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 19, 2009 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

Another one for you, this primal and magnificent Caution:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-09-20.aud.remaster.sirmick.27583.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: angular Date: Nov 19, 2009 3:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: side effects

http://www.rdex.net/fun_pics/Pink_Christina_Aguilera_Monster.JPG

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 19, 2009 4:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

I do, Dogs, and thanks...I was hoping to hear from you since you were so helpful to me last year in giving me the low-down on all this...took away a lot of the fear factor...and now I'm really glad to have 'taken the step', ha ha.

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Nov 19, 2009 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

I wish you well Grendel and humbly propose Eyes http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-05-13.sbd.partial.smith.miller.100239.sbeok.flac16
You got me tuned into Sunshine, from Ohio no less. My home state.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 19, 2009 4:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

I'm a little confused here, deyz. From your earlier posts I had assumed you were English, but now you say Ohio is you home state...?

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Nov 19, 2009 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

I've heard said that an Englishman is never at home unless he's abroad. Or something like that. I lived with my tribe in Columbus , Ohio way back in '74. Hence home state (adoptive that is).

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 19, 2009 4:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

Hey guys--wonderful suggestions all...thanks a ton...I'm already getting the new set list ready...

Time and patience will be key, but now that my 15-month old daughter is zooming around the house like speedy gonzales I knew this was the time to get things set right so I can keep up with her, with any luck well into the future. (One of my favorite things since she was born has been singing verses from Row Jimmy and Crazy Fingers and Russian Lullaby to her before putting her to bed at night.)

Thanks again for being my home away from home buddies!

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Nov 19, 2009 4:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

You've got a beautiful little girl that you sing to. Terrific. Right on cue as I write They Love Each Other came on. http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-12-06.sbd.kaplan-fink-hamilton.4452.sbeok.shnf
Peace and Love to you and your family.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 20, 2009 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

Since you've already got HCS and TLEO from 12/6/73, you might as well listen to the China>Rider, which is also one of the all-time greats. I'm sure you're already familiar with the mammoth Dark Star from this show, so I'm guessing you either love it or hate it.

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Nov 21, 2009 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

I love it all.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 19, 2009 1:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

Feel better and best wishes for a speedy recovery Grendel!

I'm sure you are a familiar with the stretched-out 13 minute Slipknot! from 6/3/76, I'm guessing it's right up your alley...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-06-03.sbd.serafin.7719.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Nov 19, 2009 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

I'm really wishing Grendel a happy recovery. Listenin to that Slipknot for the third time in succession sure is good for my health.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 19, 2009 5:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

that's a beaut...forgot about that one...making room now!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 19, 2009 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: You picked this one before you knew you were going to need it...

I'll throw in a 77 Estimated/Eyes that you reviewed yourself in 2005:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-10-29.sbd.kempa.280.sbeok.shnf

"...the whole show is a 5-star gem--has there ever been a better Jerry riff leading into the "Jack Straw from Witchita" verse??? How much FUN is Garcia having belting out Might as Well? And if you're a fan--as I am--of the groovy, jazzy, take-his-time versions of EYES that they used to play before going all speeded-out in the '80's, this is your EYES. The lead in before the first verse is worth the price of admission, but then you also get two simply amazing journeys between the 2nd and 3rd verses that will blow you away.
There's just something about '77, and this is my favorite of that stellar year."

In the top 5 of my personal fave Eyes. The groove is just perfect and not under the influence of the Bolivian Marching Powder that seeped into later versions. Glad to hear your recovery is off to a good start. Enjoy the meds.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 19, 2009 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recovery set list so far

Glad to hear it!!!

Pretty soon you'll be able to handle a monster Shakedown